A Robotic “Social Media” Controlled Observatory for Education and Research

Lane, David (2018) A Robotic “Social Media” Controlled Observatory for Education and Research. In: Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Conference, June 18-21, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

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Abstract

I describe the world’s first robotic observatory to interact with its observers entirely using the social media platforms Facebook or Twitter. The telescope “tweets” what it’s doing, posts live images, and responds to observer commands through a comprehensive command set. Observation requests are queued and observed by a responsive queue engine. Its architecture, social media based image processing capability, and several usage examples are also described.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2018 04:17
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 23:51
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1984

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